Welcome to my website!

I’m a writer of stories, plays, but mainly children’s poetry. 

My debut collection 'Where Do Wishes Go?' published with Otter-Barry Books in March 2022. My Second collection publishing with Troika Books in 2023 and my third collection is publishing in 2024. I have had many poems published in anthologies with Otter-Barry Books, Troika, Macmillan, Bloomsbury, and many more fantastic publishers (Check them out in the  below buttons!)

My work doesn’t feel like work.  I love my job! Visiting schools is joyous, inspiring children to fall in love with poems and helping them to write their own. I work with children of all abilities. Children who love poetry and would love to learn a variety of techniques and poetry styles, children who have never before written a poem,  children who lack confidence in their writing or find literacy in general, hard.  My nurturing approach means that every child leaves my workshops feeling proud of themselves and with confidence.  

 

I am a member of Authors Abroad, Brian Moses’ Able Writing Scheme, the prestigious author agency, Authors Aloud and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Special Needs: I work with children with special educational needs. Poetry can be a great tool for encouraging focus. In addition, I have taught children with EAL who have little or no knowledge of English, to compose a poem.

School visits: Whole school assembly reading from my new collection for KS2 children ‘Where Do Wishes Go?  Followed by class workshops around poetry writing. I also conduct writing workshops inspired by classical music from Year 4 upwards.

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Mission

My mission is to inspire children to love the written and spoken word. There is no better feeling than seeing a child who, in the morning, was under confident and anxious, walking out at home time waving their poem saying "I didn't know I could do this."

Vision

My vision is to write poetry for everyone about everything! I want to encourage children and adults alike to pick up the pen and give it a go!

There are no limits or barriers to poetry whether that be writing, reading, analysing or performing it YOU can do it all.  

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